Thank you to WLKY and Spectrum News1 for covering the South End Beautification Tree Planting on April 9, 2022!

“The goal is really to kind of create a greener space for everyone … because there are neighborhoods in this city that are so beautiful and they’re just lined with huge canopy trees and it’s really a shame that not every part of the city looks like that, so a huge element of this is creating equity in the environmental space,” Eklund said.

Trees have always fascinated Eklund, and she loves getting to share her enthusiasm with others, she said.

“I think trees, they bring people joy, they make for healthier neighborhoods, for healthier lives and we forget that,” she said.